Google creates artificial intelligence with which you can make instant weather forecasts

The tool created by Google will help refine the current weather forecasts and with this take them to a higher standard than the current ones.

Google creates artificial intelligence tool to make instant weather forecasts.
Google creates artificial intelligence tool to make instant weather forecasts.


Moving Beyond Traditional Weather Forecasting with AI.

Google has announced the creation of a new artificial intelligence with which you can make "almost instantaneous" weather forecasts.

Although the work of the Silicon Valley-based company is still in development, the first results obtained are more than promising. 

According to statements by Google researchers, with this new AI they were able to generate accurate weather predictions up to 6 hours before with just 1 minute of calculation.

This achievement would be a great leap with respect to current techniques to record the weather conditions.

The main advantage offered by the company with its new system compared to the current one is speed. 

The company's researchers said that their method, compared to two existing ones (Optical flow and simulation prediction), the new AI will provide better and more efficient results.

Google and AI to make weather forecasts.

In the words of the company's researchers, the new predictions achieved with the Artificial Intelligence system will be so fast and efficient that it will help to be an essential tool for effective adaptation to climate change.

Indeed, for areas where there is extreme weather, this new tool will help to be more effective and faster forecasts, since these are increasingly unpredictable and the

Good management of these weather forecasts will help to avoid the loss of life both human and animal and also to have a better control in the abrupt changes of climate.

IBM weather forecast AI.
IBM weather forecast AI.


IBM and even Monsanto weather forecast AI.

Although there is still time to see this system fully implemented, Google has been the last company to get on the "car" with this innovation, since other companies such as IBM and even Monsanto, are already performing AI techniques to improve weather forecasts and with this help reduce the effects of climate change on us.

Artificial intelligence to predict the rains

According to Google, "the immediate high resolution forecast is an essential tool necessary for effective adaptation to climate change, particularly for extreme weather." From the company, they set the example of localized storms or events that evolve on time scales per hour, such as thunderstorms.


Machine Learning for Precipitation Nowcasting from Radar Images.

Shreya Agrawal, Luke Barrington, Carla Bromberg, John Burge, Cenk Gazen, Jason Hickey.

High-resolution nowcasting is an essential tool needed for effective adaptation to climate change, particularly for extreme weather. 

  • As Deep Learning (DL) techniques have shown dramatic promise in many domains, including the geosciences, we present an application of DL to the problem of precipitation nowcasting, i.e., high-resolution (1 km x 1 km) short-term (1 hour) predictions of precipitation. 
  • We treat forecasting as an image-to-image translation problem and leverage the power of the ubiquitous UNET convolutional neural network. 
  • We find this performs favorably when compared to three commonly used models: optical flow, persistence and NOAA's numerical one-hour HRRR nowcasting prediction.
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